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Drugs linked to Alzeimer's

CONTRARY to earlier findings, taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may not prevent Alzheimer's disease, but may delay it, United States researchers said on Wednesday.

Earlier studies had suggested that drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAIDS, which also include aspirin, could protect people from dementia.

But a large study of 2,736 older patients done by researchers at the University of Washington and the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle found the dementia risk among heavy NSAID users was 66 percent higher compared to those with little or no NSAID use.


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